A Flower for All Seasons
March 19, 2012
Have you ever seen a cactus or succulent? Do you know what the terms mean? They essentially are coined for plants with water storing capabilities that are adapted to survive extreme drought. These are most often seen in places like Lowes or Home Depot during the spring, summer, and fall months.
Perhaps you are one of the few who have ventured out and purchased one, hoping to grow the odd plant that caught your attention. But for many of us, the thought of these flowering is right up there with spotting UFOs in the night sky. May I so boldly proclaim, "This is not so!" These plants are among a varied and exciting group that will proudly announce their presence in the spring, summer, and fall months with a beautiful display of flowers.
The following books are some that I have found helpful:
Cactus & Succulents: Simple Secrets for Glorious Gardens--Indoors and Out by Mimi Luebbermann
Cacti & Succulents by Hans Hecht
Cacti and Succulents by Gideon Smith
If you are adventuresome, check these out!